an ambient opera in three acts
music for voting
To “congress” is to walk together.
con•gress is an ambient opera
It is created from recordings of official proceedings for the 115th U.S. Congress (2017-18). Speeches and debates form a libretto harmonized into arias and duets. Cadence creates rhythm and tempo. The pitch of spoken words becomes a musical score.
Senate President Joe Biden, Senate President-Elect Mike Pence, Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC), Patrick Conroy (House Chaplain), Karen Haas (Clerk of the House), Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Rep. Al Green (D-TX), Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN)